8filltheheart Posted April 26, 2017 Share Posted April 26, 2017 (edited) We have so many positive stories of amazing acceptances, awards, and scholarships on this forum that when I read this thread this morning, I thought I should share it here bc it is the very real counter-example of what a very large group of top students face. The results thread on here can skew perspective and make it seem like those admissions results are the norm. They really aren't. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1978089-frustrated-and-disappointed-with-the-outcome-of-my-decisions-p1.html The best advice we can offer our kids is to apply to schools they can see themselves attending. It cannot be emphasized enough that they need to really like the school that they know will accept them and that they can afford. That way, even if they are rejected from the rest of the schools they apply to, they have a school they will be happy to attend. The student in the thread I linked had great options even amg the rejections, but there are students that back themselves into a corner by only throwing in a junk application to a not well-thought-out safety school bc they have zero intention of attending and then don't even have that poster's choices. Edited April 26, 2017 by 8FillTheHeart 20 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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